India topped the list of beef and veal exporting countries in 2015 with exports of 2 million tonnes. The figure is expected to reach 2.2 million tonnes this year, while production is predicted to reach 4.5 million tonnes, USDA reported.
According to Quartz India, most of the beef India exports is from water buffalo, which is cheaper than cow meat. The exports give India more foreign revenue than even the aromatic basmati rice, CNN Money reported. Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are some of the top importers of Indian beef.